Pine Camp exhibit to feature art with recycled material

Local artists using recycled materials in their work will be featured this month during an exhibit, “Discarded: Recycled Items as Art,” at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center in Richmond. A reception to meet the artists will be held from ...

Peabody Middle School in Petersburg to hold art show, sale Friday

Artwork by students from Petersburg’s Peabody Middle School will be sold during an art show, reception and awards ceremony 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Petersburg Public Library, 201 W. Washington St. in Petersburg.

Richmond Association of Black Social Workers, VSU host symposium on trauma-informed care

Dr. Kobi Kambon, former president of the Association of Black Psychologists, will be the keynote speaker at a symposium Saturday, April 29, sponsored by the Richmond Association of Black Social Workers and the Virginia State University Department of Psychology.

‘Black Girl Showcase’ highlighting teen social change projects slated for May 4

Girls for a Change is holding a “Black Girl Showcase” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden auditorium, 1800 Lakeside Ave.

Application deadline for Maggie L. Walker Youth Summer Leadership Institute

Applications are being accepted from Richmond area students ages 14 through 18 for the 8th Annual Maggie L. Walker Youth Summer Leadership Institute.

Computer app finds surplus food for the poor in Nigeria

Nigerian-born Oscar Ekponimo was 11 when his family was struck by misfortune. His father had a partial stroke, causing him to lose his job, and with it, the family income.

Personality: Elizabeth Lee ‘Bee’ Wright

When Elizabeth Lee “Bee” Wright started volunteering at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside more than 25 years ago, she did not have her sights set on receiving an award.

New AKA chapter to be chartered for Henrico, New Kent and Charles City

In January 1993, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan scored the 20,000th point of his career with the National Basketball Association, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed in all 50 states for the first time and the Tau Phi ...

Tamela and David Mann to bring concert-comedy tour to city Friday

If you are a fan of award-winning gospel singer Tamela Mann, you may know that her 2012 song, “Take Me to the King,” went platinum, selling more than 1 million copies.

Documentary film director to speak at VCU

Ezra Edelman, director of the Oscar-winning documentary “O.J.: Made in America,” will discuss the topics of race and celebrity covered in the made-for-TV film at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Grace Street Theater, 904 W. Grace ...

Lecture on native artist Benjamin Wigfall set for April 28

When Benjamin Wigfall was a high school student in Richmond, his view as he walked from 27th Street in Church Hill each morning to Armstrong High School included smoke billowing from the chimneys of industrial buildings.

Exploring Educational Reform topic of speaker series

The founding executive director of Teach for America in Washington state will open the 2017 Lora M. Robins Speakers Series on Exploring Educational Reform.

Morehouse Debate Team wins big at North American Championship

It was more like a sequel to the film “The Great Debaters” recently as the Morehouse College Debate Team reigned supreme at the 2016-17 Lafayette Debates North American Championship in Washington.

Police investigation into Prince’s death turns up opioids throughout his house

Police investigating the death a year ago of pop star Prince found numerous opioids scattered around his home, but appear not to have identified where or who supplied the dose of fentanyl that caused his death, according to court documents ...

Personality: Sandee Smith

On a day like any other, Sandee Smith sat at her desk when her friend and soror in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority came by with news that deeply affected Ms. Smith.